Right-to-Work: It’s high time, Ohio

On February 6th, Missouri’s Governor signed right-to-work legislation into law, making Missouri the 28th state to wake up to the fact … [Read More...]

Prayer Makes a Difference

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion Prayer is something that … [Read More...]

Should I tithe off my income tax return?

A friend of mine asked me if they should tithe off of their income tax return the other day. It's a question I usually hear every year … [Read More...]

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Worry

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion What are you worried about? Everyone worries about something at one time or another in their life. Some people seem to worry about everything all the time. They never have any peace or rest from the worry or anxiety. […]

Disrespectful Leaders

A friend of mine put on Facebook…. “Where do ” leaders” in the church find it in the Bible to be disrespectful to anyone? I am tired of supposed “leaders” posting disrespectful videos, memes, etc. We are to love everyone and pray for our leaders whether you like them or not! Please stop! You are […]

Pastor Tom: Control Freak

One thing you need to know about me is one of my spiritual gifts is administration. Whenever I am in a discussion with a decision to be made, I find I am not thinking about the repercussions of the difference choices. I am thinking of the repercussions of the repercussions of the repercussions of the […]

Memory Lane

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you. Deuteronomy 32:7 I have been going down memory lane recently. For most of […]

YMCA Works in Youth Development

Written by Theresa Lubke, Executive Director What I see each day at our Y often triggers me to reflect on my own Y experience as a child and teen. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the profound influence the Y was having on me. It was only after leaving home and attending college in a […]

Why did God Allow This?

Reminder: Not everything that happens is God’s will. Since we have been given free will (the power to choose to act in God’s ways or the world’s ways), many things happen that are not God’s will. I say this because often times I will hear people attribute divorces, financial struggles, broken friendships, loneliness, or other […]

Conversations

con·ver·sa·tion: the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words. I watched a “conversation” between Trevor Noah (Daily Show) and Tomi Lauren today. What I saw were two intelligent, informed individuals who had no interest in hearing one another. They only had an interest in hearing a couple words from the other that they could twist […]